Need help with a project around your house? The experts at Ask This Old House are ready to lend a hand. We'll show you how to tackle many common projects inside and outside your home - everything from installing a tile backsplash to building a backyard firepit. Each project includes clear, step-by-step guidance from trusted contractors with years of on-the-job experience. You'll learn basic home improvement skills and the tricks-of-the trade that will give you the knowledge and confidence to complete any project successfully. This two-DVD set contains over six hours of home improvement instruction plus hundreds of photographs of completed renovations to inspire you and help you select the right materials for your project. This DVD may become the most useful tool in your toolbox!
Whether the project involves Tiling a Bathroom wall and Floor, Kitchen Floor or Counter top with a sink, you will find step-by step instructions and expert advice.
Half a million years ago our ancestors learned to make fire from scratch. They crafted intricate tools from stone and brewed mind-altering elixirs from honey. Their descendants transformed clay into pottery, wool into clothing, and ashes into cleansers. In ceramic crucibles they won metal from rock, the metals lead to colored glazes and glass. Buildings of brick and mortar enshrined books of parchment and paper. Kings and queens demanded ever more colorful clothing and accessories in order to out-class clod-hoppers and call-girls. Kingdoms rose and fell by the power of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal.